Jason of Beverly HillsOver the weekend, Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Canon decided to get married again for the third time. "We get married every year! That's our thing," Cannon told UsMagazine.com. "If you were married to Mariah Carey, you'd want to marry her every year too! I just have to keep doing it to make sure it's real." This time he said the wedding would be a more traditional ceremony, unlike their two prior events in tropical settings. Whether you consider this behavior to be excessive or sweet, it does seem a bit extravagant to have a full-on wedding every year, complete with a new diamond ring for the missus. Even when that lady is Mariah Carey.
Getty ImagesThe 41-year-old singer is known for her extreme fondness of butterflies, rainbows, Hello Kitty, and all things pink, but the girly-girl also enjoys candy ring pops from time to time. Carey has a track called "Candy Bling" on her last album, where she sings about her love for candy ring pops, and when Cannon proposed to Carey he actually hid her
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Jason of Beverly HillsOver the weekend, Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Canon decided to get married again for the third time. "We get married every year! That's our thing," Cannon told UsMagazine.com. "If you were married to Mariah Carey, you'd want to marry her every year too! I just have to keep doing it to make sure it's real." This time he said the wedding would be a more traditional ceremony, unlike their two prior events in tropical settings. Whether you consider this behavior to be excessive or sweet, it does seem a bit extravagant to have a full-on wedding every year, complete with a new diamond ring for the missus. Even when that lady is Mariah Carey.Read More »from Mariah Careyâ€™s new diamond ring pop
Despite the prevalence of overly airbrushed photos and extreme plastic surgery, a new trend has emerged in fashion magazines: celebrities and models going au naturel. Heidi Klum is the latest star to scrub off her mascara and lipstick for her spread in the latest issue of People magazine. Klum was included in the magazine's "Most Beautiful People" issue, and just to prove how stunning she really is, the 36-year-old supermodel was photographed without any makeup on. Here we see freckles, natural skin imperfections, and even a few wrinkles. She looks so refreshingly natural and relaxed! Kudos to People for not airbrushing away any of her imperfect beauty, and that Klum had the courage to be shown looking like her real self.
Other celebs have recently gone the natural route. Jessica Simpson went without makeup for the May cover of Marie Claire, and in an effort to show how advertisers alter images, Britney Spears released the unretouched photos that correspond to her current Candie'sRead More »from Heidi Klum is latest star to go without makeup
First there were Alexander Wang $225 cut-off sweatpants, then $395 spandex bike shorts. Next up in the line of everyday wardrobe items to get the upscale spin: khaki pants. Expensive designer khakis are everywhere this season, and are selling out mere months after they debuted on the runways from New York to Paris . The New York Times took on this trend, trying to decipher just why overpriced chinos have taken off despite the recession. Are they made from special fabrics? Do they have special embellishments worth their jaw-dropping price tags? Can anyone besides Goldman Sachs executives afford to wear them? The answers are often no. While tailoring may be impeccable, and the pants tend to be more form-fitting, it's often very difficult to tell a Dolce and Gabbana pair from a similar style at Old Navy.Read More »from Would you pay $550 for a pair of khakis?
Likewise, the price point for these designer khakis is confusing. We found an average pair of khakis by Rag and Bone for $240, while those by Alexander McQueen cost $925. Burberry
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Apr 29, 2010 7:51 PM EDT
Fruit of the LoomIn a recent Shine poll, 33% of you said that you have a difficult time finding the right bra size. Well, perhaps this is because not all breasts are created equal. And that's not to say that some breasts are better than others! The fact is, many women have one boob that's slightly bigger than the other. Sometimes the difference is so slight, only we ourselves can notice it, and other times they differ by a cup size or two. For those looking for a bra that perfectly fits both ta-tas, Fruit of the Loom has launched Pick Your Perfect Pair bras.Read More »from Mix and match cup sizes with Fruit of the Loom Perfect Pair bras
With this new offering, you can mix and match sizes and colors just as you would bikini separates. They come in Exactly Size (with lightly lined cups), or Just About Size (with padded cups) in case you are between sizes. The two cups snap together in the front, and hook in the back like a regular bra. And best of all, they're only $5 per cup. Now if only they would start selling shoes in separate sizes... [Amazon][PickYourPerfectPairBras]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Apr 28, 2010 9:49 PM EDT
Getty ImagesJessica Simpson went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today and spoke about being single and hunting for a man. After watching her interview, we're beginning to wonder if her hygiene is actually scaring away potential suitors. The 29-year-old singer told Ellen that she only brushes her teeth "maybe three times a week." Um, gross! She says it's "because my teeth are so white, and I don't like them to feel too slippery." By slippery, does she mean clean? "My lips just slide all over the place....I can't catch up with my mouth. I need a little coating...."Read More »from Jessica Simpson explains why she only brushes her teeth three times a week
Jessica says that while she doesn't brush regularly, "I do use Listerine and I do floss everyday." She says sometimes she'll use her shirt to scrub off the layer of gunk that accumulates on her teeth. "I know it's gross, but I always have fresh breath," says Simpson.
Having fresh breath is not the same as having healthy and clean teeth and gums. Many people brush their teeth more in a day than Jessica does in a week! We wonder what her
Getty ImagesHave you ever purchased cosmetics from QVC? If so, was there anything suspicious about your products when they arrived? One QVC customer created a big stir on the site's online forum when she complained about receiving used makeup in the mail.Read More »from Is QVC reselling used cosmetics?
After writing about how she returned a used Dr. Perricone kit, many other customers chimed in, saying that similar incidents had occurred when they ordered from QVC. "I just had this happen to me," one buyer wrote. "Mine was a LG blush I received that was not in the original packaging and upon checking the compact it looked as though someone had brushed across the top." Another shopper said, "There have been many, many reports of people receiving used items here on the boards for years so I definitely believe it." One convinced buyer said, "I check my cosmetics over very carefully to make sure it doesn't look like someone else's return."
Some users on the community message boards are very upset by this news, and some claim that they won't
Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez has been having a rough couple of months. First she made a spectacle of herself in a totally unflattering glittery catsuit on New Year's Eve, and then she fell on her butt during a performance of her new single "Louboutins." (Shouldn't you be able to walk in heels if you're singing about them?) Recently, she was dropped by her record label right before the release of her upcoming album, and her new movie, "The Back-Up Plan," bombed in theaters this past weekend. So when I came across the new issue of US Weekly with J.Lo sitting sexily on the cover under a huge caption exclaiming, "How I did it!," I wondered what exactly she'd done well. Apparently the article is about how she now has her best body ever, after battling baby weight. But the cover coincides with US Weekly's nomination of Lopez as the Style Icon of the Decade.Read More »from Is Jennifer Lopez the Style Icon of the Decade?
"It's an incredible honor!" J.Lo told Us Weekly of her new title. "When they told me, I was just like, 'Really? Oh, my god! That's so awesome.' It's
I vividly remember my first experience with a cape. I had just gotten my first Barbie and some outfits for her for my 5th birthday. I was very puzzled by one of the miniature garments: a long pink item that tied around the neck. I asked my grandma, who gave me the items, what it was. "It's a cape," she said. "I wore one when I was a young lady, they are very chic." Of course, I laughed. A cape! Like Superman! Why would my Barbie wear a cape?! That's so silly!
Some of us have not seen capes worn by actual humans during our lifetime (they were particularly popular during the Depression and made a bit of a comeback in the '70s), and may have a similar reaction to the concept of wearing a cape. But over the past few seasons, capes have found their place on the runways of top designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chloe, and Missoni. Now they're showing up off the runways too. Actress and fashionista Chloe Sevigny wore one to an event this past week, while singerRead More »from The return of capes!
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Apr 26, 2010 6:19 PM EDT
We know airbrushing and retouching happen all the time in ads today, but what about just using someone else's body altogether? That may be the case with the new Baby Phat fragrance ad featuring designer Kimora Lee Simmons. The former model has gained a curvier figure in recent years as a mother of three, and those who have seen her new ad for Dare Me are questioning her head was pasted onto a younger, slimmer model's frame. A new discover may have proven she did exactly that.Read More »from Did Kimora steal a model's body in new perfume ad?
The photo on the above left is the March 2005 cover of French Vogue featuring Daria Werbowy. She is wearing a Louis Vuitton outfit that looks awfully similar to what Kimora has on in her ad. But in comparing these two photos, there appears to be more in common than just the same pair of shorts.
When the Vogue cover shot is flipped, we see that the way these legs are posed is virtually identical. In fact, they just may be the very same gams. Look at the angles in knees and the way the hips are cocked to one side.
Getty ImagesLady Gaga has always marched to her own beat when it comes to her style and appearance, but lately her body seems to be shrinking. Her trainer and the author of 5-Factor World Diet, Harley Pasternak says her dedication to getting fit is ruthless. "Lady Gaga has always been active, but about a year ago, she decided she wanted to have the best abs, legs and arms ever, so she stepped up her workouts," he told In Touch. Gaga now works out 4 to 5 days a week in addition to her regular tour schedule. "Like most stars, she doesn't have a ton of time, so when she is with me she stays focused and never complains, no matter how hard I push her," says Pasternak. "Now she is super-confident about her body and comfortable wearing everything and anything."Read More »from Will Lady Gaga be the next Heidi Montag?
Or is she? Friends close to the 24-year-old star say Lady Gaga is still totally unsatisfied with her appearance. "She's running on empty and not taking proper care of herself at all," one insider told Hollyscoop. "She's desperately unhappy but